On Sky Sports, coach Nottingham Forest was upset by VAR’s decision for Harry Maguire on the Manchester United side.
Harry Maguire of Manchester United is shown an early yellow card against Nottingham Forest. The players as well as the home team’s fans had reason to complain when the ball touched Maguire’s hand in the penalty area in the first half. Forest believed they should have been awarded a penalty, while the club head coach questioned whether the England international should receive a second yellow card for the infraction.
In the end, it wasn’t a penalty or a red card, because VAR didn’t change decision on the field. That made Forest pay the price and receive a 0-2 defeat when Antony and Diogo Dalot scored.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Coach Steve Cooper complained about the referee’s decision:
“Harry Maguire must have been penalized for a handball error. Should have been a second yellow card then a red card for him. The referee made bad decision. How did that happen? VAR didn’t recognize the error? Then another decision was made and there was an apology from the referee, which didn’t help.”